General Practice Accreditation

General practice accreditation encourages general practices to pursue continuous quality improvement and best practice standards.

Established in the 1990’s, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)  developed Standards for general practices to encourage general practice to engage with quality improvement and meet best practice standards.  A general practice is considered to be accredited when it has received independent assessment against the Standards and has been determined to meet these Standards.
From November 2018, practices undergoing accreditation will be assessed against the 5th edition Standards.

For detailed information about preparing your practice for accreditation, visit our Resource Library and search under the General Practice Accreditation drop down menu.

Alternatively, contact the Practice Assist Help Desk to organise a pre-accreditation mock survey visit from one of our staff.

Practice Incentives Program (PIP)

An accreditated general practice is also eligible to participate in the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) administered by the Department of Human Services.
Current PIP incentive payments include: In addition, the Practice Nurse Incentive Program incentivises general practices to employ practice nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Practitioners. Aboriginal Medical Services may also attract the PNIP to employ allied health professionals. 
Practice Assist acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work and live and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community.

We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to Elders both past and present.